Cool To Be Nice

Cool To Be Nice

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Liner Notes: 

Wrote the lyrics for this for Steven to work his magic on, then sent them over the Atlantic to sunny southern California from a very wet Ireland.
Written also for our band Future Kings Of Denmark (FKOD).

This is not the completed version, as it still needs lyrical re-writes, mixing and stuff.

All instruments are played live by Steven, nothing fake !

There are 2 sets of lyrics below. Version 1 is the original write. Version 2 are my edits now I hear the song sung and with feedback from Steven as to what works and what doesn't within the music.

Lyrics: 

Second Draft (post demo)

v1
So much anger in my head
I never sleep lying in my bed
Conflicted thoughts buzzing round the light
Looking up, it’s way too bright

Chorus
It's cool to be nice
Like sugar an' spice
Doing stuff that other people like
Larger than life
It's cool to be nice
Like sugar an' spice
Not everything’s always black an' white
I'm an off white knight
I’m your off white knight
I’m your off white knight
I’m your off white knight
It’s cool to be nice

v2
I do what's good and right
Make the peace and never fight
I wanna know, if I’m friend or foe
I’m always looking for the quid pro quo

Chorus
It's cool to be nice
Make like sugar an' spice
Doing stuff that other people like
Larger than life
It's cool to be nice
Make like sugar an' spice
Not everything is always black an' white
I'm an off white knight
I'm an off white knight
I’m your off white knight
I’m your off white knight
I’m your off white knight
It’s cool to be nice

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Version 1 (original write)

So much anger in my head
I never sleep lying in my bed
Conflicted thoughts buzzing round the light
About the world and civil rights

It's cool to be nice
Like sugar an' spice
Doing all the stuff that people like
Larger than life
It's cool to be nice
Like sugar an' spice
Not everything is always black an' white
I'm your off white knight
It's cool to be nice

I try to do what's good and right
Make the peace and never fight
Smiling like a lump of cookie dough
Not always looking for the quid pro quo

It's cool to be nice
Like sugar an' spice
Doing all the stuff that people like
Larger than life
It's cool to be nice
Like sugar an' spice
Not everything is always black an' white
I'm an off white knight
I'm your off white knight
I'm your off white knight
I'm your off white knight
It's cool to be nice



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

the lyrics are a perfect fit for for this style of indie rock.. the song us straight ahead and quirky and the same time.

metalfoot's picture

Great song-- SWG has done a great job with the lyrics. The indie rock style just works perfectly.

Tim Fatchen's picture

You two make a great team! And I reckon the title should be "off-white Knight" (what a killer line). Good drive tothe music, rocks.

Wolf Kier's picture

Great collab, fun uplifting but with a sly grin. Loving the image of the "off white knight". Really special. Enjoyed my listen much.
Amanda, thanks for your very kind words about my first.
Steven great job lifting these great lyrics off the page!

Vegansongs's picture

A needed message in our world for sure...Fresh and fun...Great collab work.